I know that everything that happened today was minor and they were all first world problems, but it just felt like it was never ending!

Teaching:

I slept for an extra half hour again today and was still super tired. I must be fighting something. The question then is, do I take a day off to rest and hopefully get rid of whatever I’m fighting or do I just wait until I’m super sick and take the day then?

I was trying to get the planning done for the week this morning, by myself as my co-teacher is still away and it kept going sideways. A new teacher came to complain about not being able to do holidays in her classroom, yet again!!! I checked with the TOC for my friend just to find out that it’s only me that is far behind on things:( I finally got the planning finished while my students were doing their Fall mini books this morning.

After recess the TOC did a bit of photocopying, but that was it, so I ended up doing all the rest of the prep for the two classes for next week.

We tackled increasing patterns today and while the children could do them with people and on the board they had trouble with the worksheet. I think it came more from not reading the instructions. While I had a lineup across the classroom of children needing help, an EA comes to ask me a simple, unrelated question. I was a little testy and said that if she wasn’t there to help, this was not the time! It seems as though “instructional time” doesn’t mean much to some of the people in my building!😖 Then I had to talk to the EA who was in my room to help that she could help more than just that one kid as I don’t want him to become dependent on her help as I rarely have help!

Lunch was the highlight of my day as I used my Beezy Wrap.

It worked awesome at keeping my sandwich together, way better than the usual ziploc bag, it was super cute and I just shook off the crumbs and it’s ready to use again!!! I’m loving this stuff and may just order more! It is a company out of Nova Scotia.

After lunch I had a prep and the secretary was on the photocopier for the whole time, so I didn’t get a job done that I can only do on Thursday afternoons:(

We tackled our pasta patterns art in the afternoon. It was going fine until one kid dumped white glue all over my brand new black shoes I bought on Friday!! He’d better learn quick to respect a woman’s shoes!!!🤣. Then half of our glue wasn’t working so we borrowed from next door and one of the bottles wasn’t returned! Ugh I’ve never not been able to return what I borrowed and this upset me!

Socializing:

Thankfully school finally finished and I met up with a friend for tea at the local Starbucks! It was lovely to visit and tell her all my woes and hear hers. I felt much better afterwards:)

I also got a visit in with my co-teacher this evening. She is still off and is definitely not herself yet:(. It’s tough to be without her, but I want her healthy first! It was great to see her again though!

Exercise:

I had athletic yoga tonight with my friend C. It was definitely a workout and I tried to push myself so we will see if my abs are sore tomorrow morning!

The one good note was that I am really enjoying having a super clean house right now! I have to remember this feeling so that it will motivate me to clean more often. Ha, like cleaning will ever win over knitting, reading, baking, cooking, or running!!!!

On that note, I’m off to sleep:)

Have fun!

AJ

36 thoughts on “One Thing After Another

    1. Yes she has the Jehovah Witnesses I had last year. Three teachers have given her ideas of how to deal with it now and she is still complaining

  1. Feel better, AJ. Maybe you are fighting something.
    Sometimes we have those irksome days, but you know it will get better. 😉
    I’d much rather read than clean any day. 😌

  2. That’s too bad you had things go slightly off today. You survived in fine form, though. Good for you! I think you have the right line-up of things to do. Cleaning should ALWAYS come at the end!!!

      1. I sometimes live in filth because I’m too busy with a good book or a knitting project. It’s nice to have it so clean right now, but I know it unfortunately won’t stay that way:( As long as I can keep it up until Sunday at 4pm!

  3. It all sounds so complicated! Tell me about Beezy Wraps, though: how do they work and keep airtight etc? Do you recommend them? I have to take sandwiches a lot to my athletics and race official duties and recently got some plastic tupperware type containers that aren’t too bad but always on the look-out for alternatives!

    1. I don’t believe they are air tight, it’s more like reuseable Saran Wrap. I just really liked that it didn’t come undone and I didn’t have to feel guilty as I didn’t have any garbage

  4. ugh days like that you just want to curl up in a ball and say… I give up. When I have those days and it isn’t the children causing the headaches I often try to end early and do dance party or some other fun brain break activity just to show I’m not frustrated with them but at the world.

    1. Yes I just wanted to hole up and cry yesterday. Thankfully today went much better, and at least yesterday I just went quieter than normal rather than angry or upset.

  5. Hope you are feeling better – sometimes you have a short week at work and end up compensating by working harder the week before and when you return from a long holiday. At least you have the weekend to catch up on sleep and relax a bit. The Beezy Wrap is a good idea.

    1. The children are always off on the short weeks I find. I’m now trying to find ways to make my weekend less busy!
      Yes the Beezy Wrap is awesome!

  6. Oh no I hope whatever is knocking on your door stays clear- vitamin C is your BEST friend!

    When it rains it pours- isn’t that what “they” say- sounds like that type of day. Just means better ones are on the horizon 😉

    1. Not normally! That was part of why my day went sideways is that we’re usually done planning before school! It was not a good experience and won’t be repeated, but desperate times…

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